By Dale Western on 04 December 2012

This Christmas, we’re joining with both Rainbow Trust children’s charity and Crisis, who work with homeless people, to raise vital funds at what can be a difficult time of year for those in need. We’re inviting you to help us make a difference, by making sure we reach our target of £1,000 for each charity.

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How you can help…

Between now and 21st December, we’re inviting you to Like us on Facebook – Simply visit our Facebook page here, click the Like button and choose the charity you’d like to support.  We’ll donate £1 to your chosen charity, up to our fundraising target of £1,000.

Find out more about the valuable work both Crisis and Rainbow Trust do…

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides vital emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Your support is essential to them at this time of year, as they help families stay together at Christmas. Their network of Family Support Workers help to take families to and from hospital for important tests and treatments, so their child doesn’t have to spend unnecessary nights away from home. Whether it’s collecting the brothers and sisters of a sick child from school, picking up prescriptions , organising appointments, or providing comfort during treatment, they offer an extra pair of hands to families for whom caring for a sick child places strain on the demands of everyday life. Help us to raise £1,000 for Rainbow Trust - Like us on Facebook, and support our campaign.


Over 3,000 people will be welcomed to one of the charity’s Crisis at Christmas centres this year. More than 8,000 volunteers work with Crisis to offer companionship and support to alleviate loneliness and isolation and help people take their first steps out of homelessness.

Crisis at Christmas centres provide meals, entertainment, haircuts, podiatry and other health advice. Specialist housing, employment and benefits advisors are also available. Christmas guests are also encouraged to take up further education and training opportunities through Crisis Skylight services in the New Year.

The centres provide accommodation for rough sleepers, and people with specific needs such as women and those with dependency issues. For the vulnerably housed Crisis runs specialist day centres, based in schools and colleges, providing an inspirational environment. Please help us support them this Christmas by joining our campaign.

We’ll be finding out more about Crisis and Rainbow Trust in the run-up to Christmas – in the meantime, don’t forget to Like us on Facebook to help us make a difference.  Click here to Like us today.

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